I'll go out on a limb here, and HOPE I am wrong...

I'll go out on a limb here, and HOPE I am wrong...

Post by Michael Falkn » Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:12:56

Bottom line:  Defense wins championships.  A quick defense can beat
the Raiders and Tampa has it.  A disciplined approach can give you an
edge and the Raiders don't have that.  Look for a lot of penalties

I want the Raiders to win.  The thought of Diarrhea Mouth Warren ***
winning a Super Bowl title [not to mention Me-Shawn] would disgust me,
but when you look at this game, it has WRONG TEAM FAVORED and UNDER
written all over it.

24-14 Bucs on a late defensive TD like the Eagles game.

One caveat:  If the Raiders can score 21 points on the Bucs, they will
win.  I just think the defense is too good over there and the Raiders
give up too many big flags.

And if I'm wrong, I'll be the happiest over it.



I'll go out on a limb here, and HOPE I am wrong...

Post by Mpoconno » Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:06:04

I figure the Raiders offense and the Bucs defense to cancel each other out, and
the Bucs offense has looked pretty decent the last part of the season and they
can play a good ball control game.  The Raiders defense looks suspect; they
didn't look so great at times against the Jets and Titans.  The key to Tampa is
to keep the ball out of Gannon's hands for as long as they can, and if their
defensive line gets back in the  Raiders pocket Gannon is going to have
problems because he doesn't have much mobility.  If they can go at Gannon as
he's throwing the ball and cause a couple fumbles like they did with McNabb,
that can turn the game.
I like the Bucs, 31-27, but I think the game won't be nearly as close as the
final score.  

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"The probability of one person being right increases in a direct porportion to
the intensity with which others try to prove him wrong"